Colleen Muchowski

(LCSW, CADC)

About Me

Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also have worked in private practice for about 3 years. I have worked with children and teens on many issues such as anger, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety.

My approach is engaging and calm. I like to meet clients where they are at and take things at a pace they are comfortable with. I use solution based approaches, as well as dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy. I believe that everyone is different and no one approach works for all clients. I will base my approach on your specific needs.

I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149013992 (Expires: 2021-11-01)

LCSW #LCSW-18086 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 1 year on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Colleen has been fantastic. Patient, compassionate, responsive, and a good source of common-sense guidance...all of which has helped me navigate a very difficult period in my life.

Written by B.R. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Colleen is very sympathetic and helpful, A+ listener.

Written by N.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Shes a great counselor and has helped us vastly with our marriage.

Written by A.M. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Colleen is amazing! She truly tries to resonate with you and has a wide variety of knowledge and expertise. We value all that she has done for us!

Written by J.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Colleen has been very helpful so far in letting me talk through a few things that have been bothering me.

Written by J.O. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks

I like the fact that I can message with Colleen anytime and she does respond in a timely manner.

Written by L.O. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 8 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Colleen combines support and empathy with logical problem solving and suggestions. I feel like she really gets me. She is an excellent listener and I feel like I get a lot of things out during our communications.

Written by S.O. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Colleen has been fantastic to work on my life with. She is honest, kind, respectful, and accommodating. I recommend teen counseling to everyone I know and think Colleen is great.

Written by B.O. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Colleen has demonstrated what the most important characteristic of a therapist SHOULD be: COMPASSION. Not only is she highly professional in every way, but I also get a strong sense that she's a really good person. Someone I would be honored top call a friend. Weekends, holidays, off hours, it doesn't matter to her. She'll respond if I indicate I'm in need of it.

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Colleen has been an amazing support system for me in dealing with my anxiety. It helps so much to have someone to talk to. She is kind and understanding.

Written by S.T. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Colleen has been phenomenal.

Written by M.A. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Colleen is great at remembering what is going on as I am someone who has a tendency to skip around a lot. Her personal experiences have made me feel like I can trust her expertise and that things will get better. She has helped me realize my worth while providing suggestions when asked and listening and validating my feelings when I just need to vent.

Written by K.I. on Jun 24, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Colleen is the best support I could have asked for during a very difficult time in my life. She is my perfect match as a therapist and goes above my expectations to help. She understands my mental illness and is gentle when my symptoms are worst. Also, she has the most soothing voice ever and talking with her always leaves me smiling and relieved! She’s awesome, just trust me!

Written by K.A. on Jun 02, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is great! She really understand me and is someone I can confide it.

Written by G.I. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 3 weeks

Colleen is amazing.

Written by J.I. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Colleen has been an invaluable resource. She listens well, is affirming and validating, and comes from a place of compassion and empathy. I highly recommend her!